Person: Dixon, Alfred Cardew
Alfred Dixon graduated from London and Cambridge and then had professorial appointments in Galway and Belfast. He worked on ordinary and partial differential equations.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Alfred was educated at the Quaker School in Kendal.
 Dixon was appointed a Fellow of Trinity College in 1888 and was awarded the second Smith's prize.
 Dixon was appointed to the Chair of Mathematics at Queen's College, Galway, Ireland in 1893.
 (This university is now named University College, Galway.) Dixon's appointment was to fill the chair left vacant when George J Allman, a noted historian of mathematics, retired.
 The appointment to Galway seems to have been good for Dixon since his mathematical output improved both in quantity and in quality from this time.
 In 1901 Dixon was appointed to the chair of mathematics at Queen's College, Belfast.
 Dixon's main area of research was in differential equations and he did early work on Fredholm integrals independently of Fredholm.
 Soon after his appointment at Galway Dixon published his only textbook The Elementary Properties of Elliptic Functions (1894).
 During his time in Galway, Dixon proved a combinatorial identity which was later generalised by Fjelsted in 1954.
 Later in his career Dixon worked on the problem of a loaded elastic rectangular plate.
 A devout Methodist Dixon was active in the Philharmonic Orchestra.
Born 22 May 1865, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England. Died 4 May 1936, Northwood, Middlesex, England.
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